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A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education

A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
A few months ago Educational Technology and Mobile Learning posted a detailed guide on how Teachers can Use Blogging in Education. We are glad this post has received a wide interaction from...

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Chris Carter's curator insight, February 26, 4:19 PM

Beautiful infographic; powerful message

Anabel Gonzalez's curator insight, February 27, 6:57 AM

My Beginner ESL students have started blogging everyday and it has been a huge success!  They are enjoying it so much that they are improving their writing skills without realizing it. Blogging is good for all!

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 1:27 PM

I SOOO need this infographic.

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The Collection Online | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes - Class Tech Tips

How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes - Class Tech Tips | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

"Audio recordings can definitely support students who have trouble reading directions or need extra help with new vocabulary words.  I’ve shared one way to make QR codes talk to students but if you’d like to add your own voice to a QR code, here’s how:"


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 27, 9:31 PM

Use these tips to link student booktalk files to qr codes in books or displays. 

Dovid's curator insight, May 28, 9:01 AM

This is a useful, smart and appealing way to get that extra help some students need or simply to get your messages across.

Jackie Lerch's curator insight, May 31, 6:23 AM

QR codes

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[INFOGRAPHIC]: The 10 Commandments of Color Theory

[INFOGRAPHIC]: The 10 Commandments of Color Theory | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
After the eminent success of our previous infographic, “The 10 Commandments of Typography”, DesignMantic now brings to you its sequel created upon popular demand! Enter, “The 10 Commandments of Color Theory”…

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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 28, 4:59 PM

Awesome! Think Web Design!

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20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries

20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
A list of most creative, award-winning print ads for books, bookshops and libraries.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, May 26, 1:48 PM

These ads will make you smile.  Take a quick peek.  Maybe they'll inspire you!

Anna Rauvenpoor's curator insight, May 29, 8:44 AM

I will be shamelessly stealing some of these great ideas.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, May 30, 6:34 AM

Nice one for a Friday! Have a good weekend! 

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The 2014 Dean's List: 50 Must-Read Higher Education Technology Blogs

The 2014 Dean's List: 50 Must-Read Higher Education Technology Blogs | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

by D. Frank Smith

 

"We've scoured the Internet for blogs that resonate with the intersection of higher education and technology. These are blogs that set themselves apart for a variety of reasons — they are leading voices in their fields, have hundreds if not thousands of fans and consistently raise the bar for conversation."


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It's a bit of a pleasant surprise to me to find a number of bloggers here who are also well-known in the K-12 space, not just higher ed.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 22, 1:50 PM

I am never sure how these lists are actually compiled.

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The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom

The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

Over 12 years ago, as Todd Curtis and his teaching partner tried to get all of their eighth graders engaged in class discussions, they noticed a trend. Though students talked freely outside of class, they became silent in class. As an experiment, they jury-rigged their email system into a backchannel.


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Renee Stewart's curator insight, May 23, 5:08 PM

Want to explore this more

Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, May 24, 6:35 AM

This is something I had not thought a lot about, but with the growth of Blended Learning throughout our systems of learning, it makes so much sense to include this in our planning.  This article gives some great examples and ideas about tools and backchanneling for our learners.  I think this has great promise for reinforcing adult learning as well.

Helen Teague's curator insight, May 24, 3:22 PM

meets the quality of participatory framework needed in Communities of Practice.

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A Visual Guide To Slowing Down The Distracted Generation (Infographic)

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I’m guilty. And I’m definitely too old to be considered part of the ‘distracted generation’. I didn’t grow up with a device in hand at all times, hopping from shiny thing to shiny thing on the internet. I use tools to help keep me from being distracted online. Distractions are all around with technology, and connecting …

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The 6 Note Taking Skills Every Student Should Master - Infographic

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Karen Bowden's curator insight, May 7, 5:55 AM

Drawing pictures = Sketchnotes!

Angelescoeyliteratura's curator insight, May 15, 6:09 AM

Algo que todavía cuesta incorporar. Infografía de cómo trabajarlo en sencillos pasos. 

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6 Models of Blended Learning - Infographic

6 Models of Blended Learning - Infographic | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Blended learning and other types of learning innovation can be an answer to the –still- rising costs of the educational system.

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niftyjock's curator insight, May 24, 6:44 PM

If yo think Blended Learning is less work, Think again. 

Secunoid's curator insight, May 29, 7:41 PM

Learning never stops.

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Do You Know The 4 Stages Of Learning? - (Infographic)

Do You Know The 4 Stages Of Learning? - (Infographic) | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
The idea that different students may learn differently (otherwise known as ‘learning styles) is a pretty hot-button issue. In fact, I don’t think any other topic has garnered us such a large amount of hate-mail, even though we’ve tried to approach the topic from both sides of the argument. That said, regardless of how you …

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Mentoring Instead of Teaching: A Paradigm Shift

Mentoring Instead of Teaching: A Paradigm Shift | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
By: Dawn Casey-Rowe Teachers give homework. Mentors change lives. If schools replaced teachers with mentors, classrooms would be revolutionized forever. This isn’t semantics – it’s a paradigm shift...

 

As we redesign schools, we have a unique opportunity to find practices that work and use them. Mentoring is one of those practices. I don’t want to be a teacher anymore. Teachers give tests and assign homework.


I want to be a mentor. I want to support students as they create the masterpieces that will be their lives.


I can only do this if we make school less about the test and more about the mission–treating students like the unique individuals they are with gifts that will change the world.



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The Rice Process's curator insight, May 26, 3:26 PM

Excellent insights! The mentor/student relationship is a significant part of the learning process for all students at all stages of their education. A mentor is more than a teacher or advisor. A mentor accompanies the student on their personal journey, advising and giving feedback along the way. Many students--either consciously or unconsciously--crave additional guidance from educators, but may not know how to seek out that guidance.  Mentoring programs--in which students can talk to teachers or other educational mentors in a setting that is less formal than the classroom--provide a structured opportunity for students to do this. A well-planned and executed mentoring program could help define goals and means for students to stay on track, learn and grow. 

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 30, 8:33 PM

I must agree completely with this article. There must be a clear shift within classrooms to allow students to access their learning in more efficient was. Sadly however most parents do not have an understanding of this idea and therefore may have opposition to their children learning from their own experiences with the teacher supporting them along the way.

AnnC's curator insight, June 3, 4:01 PM

Help support students as they create the masterpieces that will be their lives!

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Report Shows Teens Aren't Reading for Fun

Report Shows Teens Aren't Reading for Fun | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
A Community for Common Sense Educators.
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Sprites - Create Infographics

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Sprites is a free tool for creating beautiful animated infographics for the Web.

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Raluca Luana Gaiseanu's curator insight, May 28, 12:47 AM

Keep searching for a good free infographic tool, that will make my "life" easier. Today, Sprites is tested :) Brand new app, so let's criticize. :D

Amy Burns's curator insight, June 3, 3:18 AM

Interesting variation on infographic creations.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 4, 2:55 PM
Easy to Use

With a good set of visual elements and built-in themes composing your infographic becomes super-easy.

Free and Open

The basic version of Sprites is absolutely free for everybody and all infographics are released under Creative Commons license.

Embracing the Web

Everything in Sprites is 100% HTML5-based and plugin-free. There's no Flash or any other proprietary technology used.

Fully Scalable

Sprites infographics utilize the newest responsive design techniques and should look good on pretty much any device.

Mobile-Ready

We try to make Sprites infographics shine on as many platforms as possible. You can already try it on your iPhone and iPad.

Developer-Friendly

The JavaScript SDK plus the guidelines on making your own themes are available atgithub.com/spritesapp.

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Background Burner - Instantly Remove Backgrounds from Images and Photos

Background Burner - Instantly Remove Backgrounds from Images and Photos | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Free online background remover to remove the background from any image or photo. The fastest way to remove backgrounds online.

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, May 6, 3:44 AM

Soms wil je een voorwerp uit een foto of afbeelding losmaken van de achtergrond, bijvoorbeeld voor je webwinkel. Als je nu geen Photoshop tot je beschikking hebt, is Background Burner een leuk en bruikbaar alternatief.

 

Selecteer of sleep een afbeelding naar het scherm en laat het programma zijn werk doen. Je kunt daarna de meest geschikte uitzoeken en eventueel nog bijwerken en een andere achtergrond kiezen.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 30, 8:35 PM

This looks great for work and play!

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Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro

Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.

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José A. Medina. EdD's curator insight, December 31, 2013 7:08 AM

Creación de videos animados

Jasmin Hodge's curator insight, March 20, 6:48 AM

another one!

Sherryl Perry's curator insight, May 30, 6:00 AM

This is a real find. The free version looks powerful enough for many small businesses to use without having to upgrade to a premium package.

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Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom - Infographic

Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom - Infographic | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Bring on the i. I just finished reading several books about intrinsic motivation. None of the research is new, so why aren't we incorporating intrinsic motivation into the classroom more? Here are ...

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Edgar Mata's curator insight, May 28, 10:09 AM

The intrinsic motivation is the best tool for a successful classroom work.

Joaquín Ballester's curator insight, May 28, 12:14 PM

Motivación, motivation

Chris Carter's curator insight, May 28, 4:57 PM

False is better than none, extrinsic is better than false, and intrinsic is best of all.

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When Holden Met Katniss: The 40 Best YA Novels | Rolling Stone

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Rethinking Assessment, Supporting Diversity ~ Educating Modern Learners

Rethinking Assessment, Supporting Diversity ~ Educating Modern Learners | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

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by Vanessa Gennarelli

 

"This piece will look at assessment and gender, specifically in terms of assignment types, interfaces, and priming. We’ll critique a few examples of current assessment practices and trends in online learning. From there, we’ll recommend a path to the future of assessment that is diverse, inclusive, and recognizes multiple paths to the “answer.” Because that is the goal of innovation in this space. Not making assessment more manageable. Or necessarily easier. The goal is to nurture a creative society of engaged citizens who think uniquely and engage collaboratively.

 

"If we hold on to competition and multiple choice, we surrender our chances at that goal."


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What is Digital Literacy?

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Digital literacy in simple words is the ability to find, evaluate, utilize, share, and create content using information technologies and the Internet.

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What is innovation? The current relationship between educators and technologies

What is innovation? The current relationship between educators and technologies | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
What is innovation, exactly? Teacher of French and Japanese Rory Gallagher discusses how teachers and companies affect education-innovation.

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The Student Cyborg: How Technology is Facilitating Education - Infographic

The Student Cyborg: How Technology is Facilitating Education - Infographic | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
Technology has its pros and cons, especially in the classroom. Students have a vast number of resources and search engines at their fingertips, but you might also find that they’re more easily distracted. The handy infographic below takes a look at the concept of a ‘student cyborg’ and how technology is facilitating education. Defining a …

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Digital Badging

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As an effective learning tool, gamification in the classroom comes with a system of validation. GUEST COLUMN | by Kanista Zuniga and Michelle Macumber In an age of gamification, kids are learning f...

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5 Tools To Help Create A Paperless Book Club

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This post was co-written by Corey Holmer and Jamie Trow A class set of novels, binders, poster boards, and enough post-it notes to wallpaper a school…. all supplies associated with a traditional middle school book club model. With the addition of iPads, Google Apps, and other educational technology, the age of the “traditional” book club …

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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, May 24, 6:02 AM

There are exciting possibilities here for any level book club. With a first and foremost love for the written word, we need to be coming together virtually to have book discussions on a regular basis.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 27, 9:30 PM

Nice post detailing how-to conduct an online book club. 

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The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy

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Many teachers have added ‘digital literacy’ as number four on the list of literacies their students should have (or be working towards, in most cases). Reading, writing, and math are now followed by digital literacy. Obviously, depending on the grade level  you teach, your students will have different abilities in each of the four areas, …

 

BUT, as WE are using "Technology", let us ALSO learn about the basics of "Cyber Security", a MUST in a connected technology driven world:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/cyber-security-is-easy-get-the-right-reflexes/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 24, 9:14 AM

The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy...


Michael Millard's curator insight, May 25, 10:56 AM

Klurigt för oss svenskar men ack så clever.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, May 26, 11:08 PM

Yes!!!!

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ChatterPix - Add voice to images

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Get ChatterPix - by Duck Duck Moose on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, May 23, 5:55 AM

It's free! They also have an app for kids 13 and under. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chatterpix-kids-by-duck-duck/id734046126?mt=8  It's free too!

Meryl van der Merwe's curator insight, May 24, 5:04 AM

Looks great for getting kids to present reviews of work

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, May 24, 6:16 AM

I just know there are people out there who will take this idea and run with it....the digital world continues to underscore our playful and creative selves. Have fun!